Harvard Square

By - 2/25/13 - 2:53 pm

Just a note from me thanking each and every U-Hubber who donated to the Brattle Theater Kickstarter campaign. As of 2:15PM today, the Brattle has reached it's goal of $140,000 and then some. They still have three days to go if anyone else wants to donate.

In this day and age where any computer savvy individual can basically download any film from the internet, places... Read more

By - 2/20/13 - 9:39 am

The Crimson reports on some petitions for improving student life submitted to the university, including one for a "a designated nap room in the Yard." Some students who favored the proposal said, however, they would be concerned about cleanliness - could they trust beanbag chairs some other student had just snoozed on?

By - 2/19/13 - 9:20 am

At least this time the track problems were at Harvard instead of Central. Meanwhile, shortly after 9 a.m., Meghan M tweeted:

Green line inbound passengers. My train is so 100% stuck between kenmore & hynes. Expect delays. Also send breakfast.

And to top it all off, the electronic signboard at Park Street continues to show White Sox ads.... Read more

By - 2/18/13 - 11:09 pm

Harvard University Police report an undergraduate student walking in the Quincy House courtyard around 1:35 a.m. was attacked by two men:

The victim stated that while walking through the courtyard she was grabbed by two males who attempted to pull her back towards the building. The suspects did not say anything to the victim. She fought with them and was able to flee

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By - 1/31/13 - 11:30 am

The T today turned on new digital ad screens at Harvard, in a move that could mean "millions of dollars of new advertising revenue for the MBTA in the coming years," the state Department of Transportation says.

Park Street Station, North Station and South Station will also get some of the large-screen TVs to beam ads and service info at the faces of commuters.

Harvard

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By - 1/24/13 - 4:47 pm

The Harvard Square institution has turned to Kickstarter to try to raise the $140,000 it says it needs to install digital projectors and fix a creaky heating and air-conditioning system.

We will still show 35mm as much as possible, but as much as we like showing this format, many of the new films and restorations of classic films are only being provided in digital

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By - 1/23/13 - 7:34 am

The Crimson reports on the impending name change for the soon-to-re-open Upper Crust there as the Just Crust, to reflect its new status as being owned by employees.

By - 11/30/12 - 8:59 pm

The Crimson reports:

Flyers Under Students' Doors Say 'No Fucking Jews'

By - 11/20/12 - 7:14 am

The Crimson reports Cambridge officials are considering building permanent restrooms as part of an overhaul of Cambridge Common.

Councilor Minka Y. vanBeuzekom emphasized the need for a public restroom to ensure that the homeless population - as well as children, sports teams, and other visitors to the Common - are not forced to use private restrooms in Harvard Square.

And then, in 50... Read more

By - 11/13/12 - 6:52 am

The Crimson reports the recent elections mean the number of Harvardians in the halls of Congress will increase from 34 to 43.

By - 10/12/12 - 1:40 pm

Currently limited to Harvard students, but then again, that's how Facebook started, too.

By - 10/8/12 - 7:13 pm

Harvard Square turkey

ChinatownKicks watched this turkey in Harvard Square yesterday.

Copyright ChinatownKicks. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/6/12 - 9:44 am

Hootenany

Brad Kelly was in Harvard Square recently and stopped by what he called the portal to your emo past - the now closed Hootenanny.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/28/12 - 8:06 am

The Crimson reports on a sociology class where the professor brought in three homeless Harvard Square guys to talk about their experience.

By - 9/25/12 - 8:23 am

The Crimson reports waiters at the Harvard Faculty Club and Loeb House filed suit last week, alleging mandatory "gratuity" surcharges added to bills there never go to them. The suit comes as the Harvard Club, a private institution across the river, agreed to a $4 million settlement over the same issue.

By - 9/17/12 - 7:08 am

And the future Masters of the Universe are not amused:

One sophomore, granted anonymity by The Crimson because she was afraid to be associated with a party that had been interrupted by police, was at the Delphic Saturday night when the police arrived. ... According to her, after word of the interruption spread, a few students shouted phrases like "fuck the police" and "it's

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By - 8/27/12 - 12:13 pm

The MBTA reports a potential bioterror germ attack alert system starts getting tested after the last train of the night on Wednesday at Davis, Porter and Harvard stations on the Red Line.

The Department of Homeland Security has installed monitors in the stations designed to detect the release of certain types of potentially lethal bacteria. To test the monitors, researchers will spray B. subtilis... Read more

By - 8/25/12 - 1:34 am

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians. Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto www.breadandpuppet.org.

Soon to begin celebrating... Read more

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